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CBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
day a meteorite makes impact with earth in russia. what's really going on here? i came to nasa goddard to find out and get some real answers. >> today the day of an amazing cosmic coincidence. >> the close call happened earlier this afternoon. an astroid called 2012 da14 whizzed pasted earth at about 17 thousands miles per hour. nasa scientists believe da14 was once part of the astroid belt between mars and jupiter and is a remnant of our ancient solar system. the astroid passed under the orbit of some of our weather satellites. it's captivated attention of people at goddard and around the world. we had about 17,000 miles of breathing room from its closest point above the indian ocean and it was about 2,000 miles or so from the nearest satellite orbiting earth. >> space is a really big place, so it's still mostly empty. >> reporter: the approach of da14 may be news to us, but nasa has known about it for a year. it's the meteor that slammed into russia earlier this morning that took them completely by surprise. it's a calculated risk nasa took when they first started studying outer spa
KOFY
Feb 15, 2013 11:30am PST
ten tons. small by nasa standards. >> it is very hard to see. those are only observable in a few days of earth. this one actually slipped by our notice and came into the atmosphere. >> others are under a microscope so to speak. >> nasa monitors 9,000 asteroids and the big ones, a thousand of those, we monitor quite carefully. we call those potentially hazardous objects and look at their orbits and there are many hundreds before we have to worry about close approaches by those objects. >> that is good news. not as good for russia today. the president has ordered aid to be sent to the area and schools are closed because it is zero and the windows are broken. >> right now, nasa is watching for another event unrelated to the meteor, a giant 150' asteroid will fly by earth in the next half hour. observatories around the earth are pointing telescopes in the direction of the asteroid. amy joins us live from the laboratory in oakland where there is a party going on. amy? >> the party will be tonight when we can see it, closest to the earth in the next half hour but we cannot see it. it is so
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
la vega is live at nasa aims in mountain view where people gathered. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon. they were showing a feed of this. now it's just a recording of what it looked like. in the last 40 minutes it came as close as it would to the dearth. just to give you an idea how big it is, we're told it is as big as the size of this entire building, half a football field. on the screen, the asteroid doesn't look that spectacular. it looks like a small dot of light. these are pictures of the astroid being scene from an observatory in australia. it's 150 feet that's been dubbed 2012 da-14. scientists say there's no chance it will hit the earth. space enthusiasts came to watch the asteroid flying by as well as nasa scientists commenting on the significance. we spoke to a nasa expert and a viewer about the asteroid. >> it's coming very close and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to study it up close. and so we can learn a lot more about these types of objects. in terms of its scientist significance, there's depreleft over -- debris left over. >> i think
FOX Business
Feb 16, 2013 12:00am EST
. what we had the eyes on the other asteroid, i knew something like this would happen. nasa facing cut, and for once, i wonder if we should be spending. when they say it's not, it's always about "money." ♪ all right, starting off tonight with the plan to push off the sequester and save us all, senate democrats announced the new alternative to a $110 billion bill to replace the spending cuts until january 2 of 20 # 14, and there's already a lot of criticism, surprise, surprise, but as it stands, we are just 14 days away from when the deep across the board cuts are set to take effect. with me, now, is today's austin power panel. we have gretchen, better market ceo, dennis, and rich, "forbes" contributor. what do you think the democrats planned? >> look, it's the beginning, a negotiating appointment, dead on arrival, will never happen, but elements of it are interesting. melissa: like what? what do yolike? >> i like the scaled down cuts to defense. i like the fact that we're timely maybe starting to talk about cutting farm subsidies. i think at the end of the day there's no chance that
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 10:00am PST
or totally unrelated. this is nasa and there's little ole earth and the asteroid you can see the distance away from us, courtesy of nasa. right now a mere 25,000 miles, six minutes ago before we went on the air, it was at 27,000 miles, going very fast. and so, that's how they have it calculated not going to hit us or graze us, but buzz us in about an hour and ten minutes right here. i hope we live. just kidding. they say it's not going to hit us. not totally true and, but they say there's no 'cause for concern, hello. you never know, do you? and in other news we're following another major story for you today as the president heads to the windy city, his hometown, to deliver what's been billed pass a purely economic address. but there's he a growing sense that the economy will not be the only topic of discussion. this 174 shootings and 44 murders, so far, reported in chicago. that's just by february 3rd alone, all right? so it's going to get worse and it was really bad last year. last year, the city saw 506 murders, and more than 2400 shootings. and what a mess! all this after this 15-year
FOX
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
experienced an unusual light show. ktvu's allie rasmus asked nasa about the activity. >> reporter: kids were captivated by the activities, but many parents had questions and concerns about recent cosmic activity. >> it gives you the opportunity to get the big picture and see what is happening out there. >> reporter: first was the asteroid that struck russia creating a sonic boom that injured thousands. later in the day people watched afterroid ad-13 skim by. and mittt minutes after that, a much smaller meteor created a flash seen across the bay area. >> it was a cosmic coincidence. a lot of times they want to know if they are related and i tell them they are not related. >> thee in one day and makes up workmanship if the next one is around corner. >> reporter: three cosmic objects passing by or into earth in one day isn't unusual, but what is rare that they all passed over populated area and were recorded and shared with a worldwide audience. like the video on youtube of yesterday's bay area meteor captured by a driver in san francisco. >> most of the earth is 70% water and most of them
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
a little over half hour ago and nasa says it's the closest one of its kind to approach our planet. we did a little digging to get more information on it. it's known as 2012-d.a. 14. the asteroid is 150 feet and destined for earth's backyard. experts say this is not to be confused with russia's meteor. >> the european space agency has run the videotape backwards tracing the trajectory of this object and it doesn't seem to have a direct relationship between d.a.-14. >> reporter: before you start recalling 1998's film "armageddon," think again. it's not going to impact earth. >> we can say with great confidence there is no chance of it hitting the earth. >> reporter: as far as asteroids go, this is a little one. the one that wiped out dinosaurs was six miles across. nasa says the asteroid will miss us by 17,200 miles. to put that in perspective, that's closer than the television satellites beaming your signal right now. researchers hope this asteroid can help them learn how to avoid collisions with larger ones, which could destroy the earth. >> we'll
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
planet. it happened in the past hour, nasa said the meteorite in russia had nothing to do with the asteroid, about the size of half a football field. joining me, astronomer david dundee. the question is, as i have just answered, there was nothing to do with the two of them one is more common than the other. meteorites in the sky of russia coming down. how rare is that? >> well, meteorite impacts happen all the time. the earth picks up tons of debris every day but it's usually in the form of dust and smaller objects. one the size of what we saw in russia is a once in a decade thing. last time this happened was about ten years ago, over in the pakistan, india region of the world. but the two objects are totally unrelated and one of the other big things to consider is that you're separating the two events by 14 hours. remember, the earth is hurling around the sun at 19 miles per second so we're in a different neighborhood than weapon the meet -- when the meteor came in in russia. >> that's interesting. everything's moving at once. how fast was this thing going? >> the top sea
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
overnight. a nasa scientist explains how it could arrive unexpectedly. >>> the not so triumphant return of a >>> welcome back at 6:15. that disabled cruise that became a nightmare for passengers sits empty in mobile, alabama. a long trip homemade longer with problems towing the boat to shore. jay gray is also in mobile this morning where that ship is docked. jay, good morning to you. i cannot imagine the relief those passengers are feeling today. >> reporter: absolutely, eun. good to talk to you this morning. relief. it started with a lot excitement. adrenaline as the ship was pulled into the port here. take a look. not a much better picture than this had. an empty and idle carnival triumph. loud roars, applauses. not only from the ground but from those on the deck. they began chanting let us off. let us off. they were systematically removed from this ship. a process that initially carnival told us would take four to five hours. they finished in just over three hours. even with just one working elevator on the ship. a lot of the passengers, over 100 reunited with family members and frie
CNN
Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
is falling. any connection between these rocks heading toward us? >> well, nasa says no. the asteroid that we saw just whizzed by earth yesterday. they were coming in completely different directions. because of that, they're just random events that happened to occur at the same time. a really big coincidence. >> were you surprised to hear about the russian meteor? how rare is that? >> the russian meteor was a complete surprise to astronomers and, obviously, the public. it's fairly rare once every 100 years do you have this kind of event. the last one we saw in 1908, and that was a pretty devastating one, as well. but to have it occur over a populated area, documented with these youtube videos and whatnot, it's a very clear example of the power these space rocks can punch. >> yeah, it looked like a scene from a movie really more than anything. i can't imagine the fear being there. how would you describe this meteor? was it relatively small considering? >> yeah, you know, for what it was, it was a fairly small meteor. about 50 feet across, maybe a bus or an suv, a couple of suvs together. the o
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
in the bay." >> this morning mountain view's nasa ames is under investigation accused of sharing secret weapon system technology with china and other countries. two republican congressmen say the fbi has been investigating ni nasa ames for the past four years. the congressmen say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but has been blocked by the justice department. the u.s. attorney's office denies that claim. business and tech reporter scott mcgrew is looking into the story and will bring us updates throughout the morning. >>> right now a developing story from south africa where olympic athlete oscar pistorius has just been taken back to jail after being charged in court with killing his girlfriend inside of his home. prosecutors now accusing him of premeditated murder. "today in the bay's" chrkris sanchez is live in our newsroom. we understand that pistorius sat through that hearing breaking down crying as family members watched stunned in that courtroom. >> we went more than once as he sat in court to be formally charged with the murder of h
FOX News
Feb 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
of them hurt by falling glass. nasa saying the meteor was about 50 feet and impact may have been 30 times stronger than the atomic bomb that hit hiroshima. drivers are searching a frozen lake, this one near where it landed. 20,000 searchers looking for remains of the meteor but so far they haven't found any. >> kelly: we have to check this out. an amazing video, an unrelated asteroid flying past earth, this one was much bigger and could have been more dangerous. it doesn't look so bad within safe within our atmosphere but this nasa of an makes shows the path of 150 foot asteroid. it came within 17,000 miles of earth's surface and something so large has come to our planet. scientists have been keeping a very close eye on this one, but there are a lot -- they have never seen them coming this big. >> heather: here to add to that, a mysterious sighting, this one even closer to home. reports of a bright light flashing through the sky, this was in northern california. >> kelly: look at that. >> heather: you can see flying by on the right hand corner of your screen, witnesses saying it looked li
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
up to look for the remains of the meteorite. nasa can track objects if they are big enough but the agency did not know this was coming there is so much stuff out there scientists are working to change that by building and launching a satellite that would track what is called "near earth objects." >> nasa is emphasizing that there is no connection between the meteor over russia and a huge asteroid making a close trip across earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so large. it is half 9 size of a football field. oakland space and science there is has a telescope viewing party at 7:00 tonight and nasa is broadcasting it on the web site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." >> there was chaos in san francisco resulting in a shooting and chase and multi-car pileup. we are joined from 5th and mission to plain how this unfolded. cornell? >> stolen car suspect behind bars this morning after causing a major accident after a police chase right here at 5th and mission streets. police cleared the scene but they say the driver of a stole
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
. thanks so much. >>> still to come on "today in the bay," nasa ames facing serious accusation this is morning leveled against it by two congressmen. we'll have details on it coming up. >> in court today charged with the murder of his girlfriend. i'm kris sanchez. i have developing details coming to you from the newsroom. >> good morning to you. a great looking day shaping up. temps wi s will climb into the . might be talking records. we'll break it down coming up. >>> a much clearer view of the roadways than we had yesterday. i'll show you what we have cropping up. it is friday but is it light? we'll let you know. >> a live look at san francisco's embarcadero on this friday, february 15th. no traffic there just yet. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning to you. thanks for being with us. it's 5:29. i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. >> good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. right now we're switching stories here. all right. >> yes, we are. we're going to talk to kris sanchez. she's live in our newsroom right now talking about south african olympian runner osc
CW
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
. satellites are in higher orbit. >> nasa is currently studying about 9,000 of these near-earth asteroids. about 1,800 of them are fairly large, and those are of particular interest to us. >> nasa says there's no connection between the two events. it was simply a cosmic coincidence. >>> a sfring of attacks on women -- a string of attacks on women in the mission district may be the work of one man. >> reporter: both attacks happened in the heart of the mission district. both in the early morning hours. and in each case, the attacker's methods were exactly the same. a lone woman walks toward the man and is then grabbed from behind. no robbery, no sexual attack, just a beating with fists. police believe the same man was responsible in both cases. victims describe this hooded suspect. and tonight women say the streets of the mission are dangerous at times. >> i feel when there's not a lot of people around, people will search for people who are just walking alone. i think people can be a target when it's late. >> i try not to leave places late. i call a lift or walk down the middle of the stre
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
. >>> nasa ames is under investigation accused of sharing technology with china and other country. the fbi has been investigating nasa ames for the past four years. the congressmen say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but has been blocked by the justice department. the u.s. attorney's office denies that claim. >>> we have new video from a courtroom in south africa. in one fatal night olympian oscar pistorius went from local superstar and international hero to standing trial for premeditated murder. during his very first hearing while these charges are being read he breaks down in tears. michelle kosinski witnessed it all in the courtroom. >> reporter: olympian oscar pistorius, accustomed to the cheer of victory, keeps his head down, now shielding his face from cameras to and from court. today the world press gathered him around while he's charged with the murder of his girlfriend shot three times in the head and body in pistorius's upscale well-secured home around 4:00 a.m. thursday. at 30, a cover girl, law school grad, soon to be reality s
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
patel on the roof keeping an eye out for anymore asteroids. >> oi, watch out, i am, indeed. nasa says the asteroid passed by just hours after the meteor yitd hit russia is just a coincidence, asteroids are rocky objects sometimes big enough to be called minor planets. we also have meteorites smaller than asteroids but orbit the sun. these are small businesses of an asteroid. if a meteor enters and vaporizes it becomes a shooting star but if it lands on earth we can call it a meteorite. that exploded today. check out this map. it shows us a site of every known meteor landing since 2300 bc. wow it's a stunning image. u.s. meet logical society put this together. other thing is that gorgeous warm winter weather. the question will this continue as many of you make your long holiday weekend plans? i'll be back with the accu-weather forecast and a look at live doppler 7 hd. changes in the forecast. >> thank you so much. >> christopher dorner the former los angeles police officer who went on a killing rampage died from a single gunshot wound tolt head according to investigators. they added it
KOFY
Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm PST
on the sticks. >> nasa has new estimates about the meteor that crashed in russia. now there is a hunt and what the earliest finds are going for on ebay. >> enjoy these sunny days. leigh glaser is up next with the accu-weather forecast. >> i'm colin rush. how out of control would josh reddick's beard get this spring? for the first time in 16 years, a mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep nu
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm EST
down a wall in the zync factory. nasa scientists say this was the biggest meteor in over a century, weighing in at over 7700 tons, much burned up in the earth's atmosphere but fragments slammed into the ground, one big chunk right into the lake. >> it's no small event. >> reporter: and what nasa says it was not was part of this asteroid called da14 which buzzed dangerously close to earth today. an estimated 100 tons of space material enters the atmosphere every day and most falls harmlessly in unpopulated areas. the national safety counsel says you're twice as likely to be struck by lightening. and 20,000 troops have been sent to help terrified residents. those people are spending a cold night without any windows. temperatures in that part of russia are well below 0 tonight. moscow. >>> this meteor strike is getting a lot of attention but it's also one of the only times we've actually seen video of something like this. it's amazing stuff. >> it's incredible. it hit and landed in pieces traveling at the speed of 19 miles per second and even though hundreds of people were injured and
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
? deflected in tehran or something like that? >> andrea: doesn't it make you nervous that nasa is being dismantled by the administration? how are we supposed to know when they are coming? >> bob: nasa was not who intercepted this. it was department of defense. it was not nasa. >> andrea: right. nasa doesn't have anything to do with space. >> bob: i don't think the republicans. this is a waste of time. if it hits your house, well -- this is not hateful. i don't want it to hit your house. if it hits the russians, too bad, too. any human being, too bad. with the exception of a few i can think of. >> eric: this is irrelevant. [ overtalk ] bronc you upset about that? >> eric: no. everything is fine. can we point out the weekend away that the department of homeland security spent the money on, they spent money on $40 billion in various projects like in arizona $90,000 to fund and install video monitoring system for security cameras in chicago. guess what happened? never put security camera up? >> andrea: what is going on? >> dana: this is strange. i understand a training video for a lot of th
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
and a meteorite. thank you. will? >>> a great deal of questions and mystery surrounding this. nasa ambassador greg red fern also the sky guy is here. always good to see you. >> you too will. >> whether or not this thing actually hit the ground? do we know that yet? >> i think that there was an impact because before we went on air i was surfing the net and they show a picture of a 26- foot wide crater in the ice. and in studying the video that we saw today. it looks like after the terminal burst which was a big flash that everybody saw was brighter than the sun. there were other meteorites that fell to ground that an expedition will go out and map the field where all this things landed and give us a good picture of what happened that day. >> the folks that actually do this. you call them hunters right? >> yes i can guarantee you there are people who have got their passports and they're on their way to there right now to join the people there. >> not just because they're interested. there's value here right? >> absolutely. i tell you with an event like this, you're talking tens of thousands of dolla
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 8:00am PST
to watch these things. and nasa has a near-earth program. it is, i would argue, it is underfunded because of what's at stake here both in the sense of preparedness and dealing with injury and upset. but as to deal with international incidents that might occur. you mentioned the 2002 meteorite over the mediterranean, at the time, the deputy director said if this would have happened over the subcontinent it might have been mistaken for a nuclear explosion in this belligerent stand off between india and pakistan at the time. there are certainly occasions back in the soviet days when the united states and russia mistook natural occurrences for what might have been belligerent events. and so, you have to watch these things. and the nasa near-earth program is important for all of those reasons. as you pointed out, as your other guest pointed out, the energy that's contained in just say small rock, you know, a foot across or a couple of feet across, traveling at these velocities can pack a lot of energy. so when it explodes, it's as if a nuclear explosion went off. obviously, not the radiation a
FOX Business
Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
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CBS
Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
unrelated to the asteroid known as 2012-da14. nasa says it will pass within about 17,000 miles of earth around 1:25 this morning our time -- 11:25 this morning our time. a special viewing party is planned in oakland at the chabot space and science center. they will have telescopes to see it and scientists and astronauts to talk about it, as well. the party starts at 7 p.m. >>> thousands of passengers are grateful to be on dry land. their cruise from hell is over. carnival cruise lines is working overtime to fix its public relations nightmare. ines ferre with the passengers who won't forget being stranded at sea with overflowing toilets and food shortages. >>> reporter: passengers aboard cruise liner triumph celebrated as the ship was towed into port. for many, buses were waiting to carry them to louisiana and texas but even the thought of a 7 hour bus ride couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of being back on land. [ beep beep ] >> reporter: passengers are family and friends waiting for them pier had more immediate plans. >> i'm in hungry and in
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
a lot of our satellites. steve has more. >> imagine nasa spent over a year tracking that asteroid waiting to for it to get its closer point today to be outshined by the met your. the images coming out of russia are almost unbelievable. imagine seeing this bright flash on your drive to work this morning. the shock waves shattering glass, damaging buildings and injuring hundreds of people it exploded over central russia. an 11-year-old described ates pretty cool. inside nasa described it this way. >> it formed four and half billion years ago but it spent most of its life outside the asteroid belt. >> the blast in russia almost overshadowed the earth's close call with the asteroid, a 150-foot chunk of rack, big enough to create a crater similar to these craters caused by asteroids striking the moon. >> the good news is we've been tracking this for over a year, we know everybody is safe and it did not hit the earth. >> while nasa tracked the asteroid at 17,000 miles above the earl the asteroid over russia was just six miles over the earth. this
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
town on the same day as nasa saying an asteroid is going to fly by earth. are the two connected? we'll tell you coming up. >> and shots ring out in a wild chase through the streets of san francisco. the crash ending involving a town car and a taxicab. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ ♪ [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> hundreds hurt when a meteor slams into russia. >> the size of a house. >> it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brimstone. >> home at last, passengers from that crippled cruise ship final
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
to make a close fly by of planet earth. but nasa says there's no chance the 150-foot astroid will hit us. at the closest point it will be 17,000 miles from earth, and that's closer than weather and tv satellites that are in orbit. we're giving you mixed messages there. we're saying it's not far, but it's closer than weather and tv satellites. okay. greg was in here, and i was happy to hear his explanation of things. >> he says we don't have to worry about it. in the meantime, do we have to worry about the weather? here's tucker barnes with the answer. >>> potentially so. thank you very much. not this morning. lots of sunshine. cool start to the day. later this afternoon, rain showers move in for the evening commute and might transition to snow later tonight. a lot going on weather-wise. 37 now at reagan national. 34 this morning dulles. bwi marshall 33 degrees. make sure the kids are bundled up. we're not concerned with rain and/or snow the first half of the day. satellite radar, generally sunny skies the first half of your day. clouds will quickly increase. late this afternoon, see the
FOX Business
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
feet deep. nasa estimates that an object this size approaches earth every 40 years with the likelihood of a strike every 12,000 years. scientists worldwide claim that the mir astronauts were unrelated because of their very different trajectories. the $4 trillion global telecommunications industry is breathing a sigh of relief tonight as that astra crossed over the gm synchronous orbit of more than 1,000 telecommunications and weather satellites without incident. fox news correspondent bill keating has our report. ♪ >> this * is going away. >> reporter: asteroid be a 14 is more than 55,000 miles from earth moving away from us not to return for decades. this * came very close to earth in fact another close as astra flyby in recorded history. 17,000 miles. in the world is down -- astronomers response on predicting we would all be fine from the century, now worth impact. at least not this time. there are an estimated one millions base rocks near earth orbit. >> we have seen and tracked about 9,000 of them right now. and about 1,000 of them are potentially hazardous. >> and mr. astronomer
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> thank you. it could be comforting to know nasa is emphasizing there is in connection between that meteor over russia and a huge steroid making a very close trip beyond earth today. these are images from nasa she, the asteroid, and it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so large, and it is half the side of a football field. oakland's center is hosting a telescope viewing party starting at 7:00 tonight. nasa is broadcasting the fly by on its site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." extra happy to be awake this morning. >> if you have trouble picturing half a football field, people saying it is the sides of an olympic swimming fool -- pool coming by earth. >> it is cool or warm? >> it is warmer. dry. clear. offshore breeze kicked in yesterday and chased away the clouds. one area only has fog at 1.5 mile visibility in santa rosa. get ready for a warmer than average day and mid-60's the scene coast and upper 60's to mid-70's around the bay and inland. how the commute? >> relaxing. 5:32 on friday morning everything is looking good. if you travel from pleasan
NBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00am EST
into space. the land sat data continuity mission will blast off from california. nasa calls it the most advanced and capable spacecraft of its kind ever built helping to monitor environmental change and natural resources. it's about the size of an suv and will likely be in orbit for many years. once it's in space, the u.s. geological survey will take over operations. >>> take a look at these photos. nasa says a solar flare happened over the weekend. it sent particles in the earth's direction. that likely isn't enough to pose a threat. they call the eruption minor but long in duration. nasa says the biggest effect here will likely be auroras near the north and south pole. >> the auroras are beautiful to see. we benefit in that way for sure. >> for sure. >>>let check had with tom kierein for a look at all the rain coming down. tom? >> yes, we've had a tenth to quarter of an inch of rain late last night. raining lightly in washington right now. we can see the jefferson memorial from the hd city camera. we've had a lot of the rain tapering off across northern virginia, the district into mar
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
. nasa reporting it appeared brighter than the sun. traveling at around 40,000 miles an hour, fast enough that if you were to hitch a ride, it would get from you new york to l.a. in four minutes time flat. early estimates were it weighed ten tons. nasa says now more like 7,000. it ripped through the air like a blade through fabric triggering sonic booms and an immense shock wave when it exploded. when it shattered miles above the earth, we're told it released 20 times the energy, more powerful than the hiroshimo bomb in japan. it was powerful enough to knock down doors and shatter windows across one city. officials say more than 1,000 people went for medical treatment. flying glass blamed for most of those injuries. one witness saying when older women in the neighborhood spotted it, they started screaming that the world was ending. and just about everybody seemed a little freaked out. >> it was very confusing because the building was shaking a little bit, so initially i thought it was an earthquake. but then i knew i heard this loud bang, so i thought some sort of explosion, either a gas
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
-- these are not just a few disgruntled protesters. the lead nasa global warming scientist has announced it's game over for the climate if we approve the keystone pipe will be. gabe was arrested protesting the pipeline. he is nasa's lead scientist endorsed a book calling the world for ridding itself of industrialization by turning off the greenhouse gas machine. this man i interviewed about ecoterror and the pipeline, his inspiration to stop the pipeline. so, the leaders at nasa -- i call them nasa's resident ex-con -- is inspiring these people to point acts of ecoer toism, and they're against all forms of energy, which doesn't make send. if we're getting oil from democracy in canada, that's caught ethical oil, as opposed to getting from nye jeer -- nye nigeria or the middle east. the. >> neil: what is scary, the ends justify the means and if push came to shove and it meant tearing the thing down or doing god know's what, without this oil, it's a better world for us? that is crazy. >> yes, it's not about not in my backyard so much as they're worried about the extra co2 that would be emited in the atmo
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